Fortnite 'influencers' may push the Note 9, but not many of you are game

The long-awaited Fortnite for Android had a special debut during the Galaxy Note 9 unveiling last week, with its creators from Epic Games even taking center stage to gush about the gaming prowess of Samsung's newest pride and joy.

After all, apart from the Fortnite exclusivity, the free gifts that come for those who pre-order first, include $150 worth of V-Bucks and skins. Not only that, but Samsung is said to launch all kinds of marketing campaigns to "boost sales" for the phone, in a direct and indirect ad blitz worthy of this $1000 juggernaut. 

Well, part of this blitz may be pushing it via the gaming and Fortnite community of social media "influencers," as you can see from some posts and videos, which is as good of a product placement as it gets these days.


Our own polls indicate that just over a quarter of the respondents intend to buy the Note 9 outright, while the rest will either pass or wait for some reviews to trickle down before they pull the trigger on this $999 puppy. 

While the 26% result for people who are game on the Note 9 from the get-go might not seem much, it's actually pretty decent for a niche device. If this intent materializes in sales, Samsung may have been right to set the sales target for the Note 9 higher than the Note 8 at launch.

Galaxy Note 9 is $999, any takers?

Take my money!
26.06%
I'll wait for the reviews
18.57%
Nah, pass
55.37%

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

iPA poll = joke

3. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

iPA are always pushing their agendas. Putting that aside Epic not putting their Fortnite game on the Google Play store was stupid. Especially when you have to side load their game. It's like Epic was afraid to let Google's servers check their app for any malware or viruses, because that what Google does for every app placed on their play store. Plus nobody should believe that 30% cut crap, especially when Epic could control the app revenue from their own servers to begin with. Google doesn't FORCE apps to go through them for monetization.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Err... 30% cut is solid, it's written in Playstore's agreement.. (appstore and windows store also have that 30% cut, so it's all the same) However, Google never force app developers to use Playstore's billing system for their IAP, users can top-up in game currency, or subscribe app services from outside Playstore's..

11. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

That is what I said, only in a different manner. Apple is the one that FORCES any and all monetization to go through them.

13. Phullofphil

Posts: 1828; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

They never seem to have the options that fit me. But I guess if they don’t then don’t vote on it.

14. Phullofphil

Posts: 1828; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

What ever the joke is the problem is there basically trying to advertising a $1000 phone with a free game and too people that are part of a group that can least afford the phone to begin with. Mostly kids.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I tend to agree. Like, does Samsung not understand the target market for their Note line? If this port had launched with the S series in the Spring, it would’ve done a bit better. The Note is a niche device at best and bundling a FTP exclusive with it just isn’t a great idea because of that.

2. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

she has 2k followers, how does that make her an influencer lmao

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's amazing that PA's even manage to find that tweet, lol.. Her post above literally have zero retweet.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Promoter is probably a better title. Influencer sounds like some sort of closet hitman or timeshare consultation service.

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I'm surprised by the poll results. This website is always swamped by 12 year old Samsung fanboys and still it got very poor results in the poll. WOW! Is Samsung going down already? Are Samsung fanboys abandoning their own mother ship? Is their any hope left for Sammy? These are legitimate questions.

8. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Liking Samsung doesn't mean you are willing to pay $1000 for a phone. Especially when you don't have too. That's the beauty of Android. Even if you decide to go to another OEM, you can take all your stuff with you. With Apple you are forced to pay whatever they charge to keep what they have. The only thing in the world that is better than choice, is free. And when you can get both, its like having your cake and eating it too.

9. Tipus

Posts: 899; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Legitimate question is : where did samsung touch you? :))

10. maherk

Posts: 7005; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

his anoos (in Borat's voice)

12. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

#1- I would bet a lot of the pass votes are from you troll haters. #2- just because some Samsung fans are passing on the note 9 doesn't make them no longer a Samsung fans, just means they are not interested in the note phones. Now go play in your basement.

16. nikhil23

Posts: 490; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

On other note, checkout displaymate review of note 9

17. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Who will pay 1000$ or 1300$ (512GB variant) to play fortinte Samsung?!

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